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Construction Worker in New Mexico
A New Mexico construction worker, that went above basic job duties, has been hailed a hero after he saved a toddler from a fire in Albuquerque on Friday, July 12, 2019. According to media reports, Mason Fierro was putting a roof on a building when a fire started at the apartment complex next door.
The construction worker said the crew heard a man screaming for help from a second-story apartment. He was hanging a baby and toddler out the window, trying to get them to safety. The construction crew grabbed ladders to the apartment building to assist in rescuing the occupants who were trapped.
Construction Crew Saves Two Children From Blaze
Mr. Fierro told the man to drop his children off and that he would catch them. He said the man first dropped a little girl from the window who he caught. In a few moments, the man dropped a small boy, who was caught by the construction crew as well.
The fire at the apartment complex resulted in three people being treated at an area hospital. The two children caught by the construction workers were taken to the hospital by relatives. A third person suffered smoke inhalation. All three are in stable condition and are expected to make a full recovery.
The fire department reported that the apartment building was a total loss. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, but the investigation is ongoing. Firefighters arrived on the scene within 5 minutes of receiving the call, but they said they were glad the construction workers acted promptly and saved the children. The firemen credited the construction crew with saving the lives of the baby and the toddler.